12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth

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Written by Julia Austin
Rovinginsight.org
Rovinginsight.org

It may have revolutionized cotton

The history of Akwete cloth is shrouded in mystery. A woman named Dada Nwakata is credited as one of the first to weave with cotton in the Akwete cloth-making process. Nwakata may have inspired some childhood fairytales too. She allegedly put a spell on her weaving loom so that nobody could steal her elaborate and stunning designs.

Source: Rovinginsight.org